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Tengwang Pavilion
updated on: 2019-07-24

Tengwang Pavilion is reputed as one of three famous towers in regions south of the Yangtze River, the other two towers are Yellow Crane Tower and Yueyang Tower. It was established by “Tengwang (Prince Teng)” Li Yuanying while he served as Hongzhou Governor, who was the younger brother of Emperor Taizong of Tang in Yonghui 4th year of Tang Dynasty (AD653). It is famous for generations due to the Foreword of Tengwang Pavilion composed by poet Wang Bo in the early Tang Dynasty. Han Yu once praised that, “there are a lot of beautiful sceneries in regions south of the Yangtze River, and Tengwang Pavilion ranks the first, featured by magnificence and uniqueness”, so it is reputed as “the first tower in the west Jiangnan regions. The building group of Tengwang Pavilion is situated at the intersection of Ganjiang River in Yanjiang Road of Nanchang City and the old path of Fuhe River, covering a land area of 4.16 hectares, standing along the river. The whole buildings are reinforced concrete wood-like structure, and the main pavilion maintains the magnificence of the Tang pavilion with green tile, double eaves, colorful pillars and carved doors and windows.

Things change with the passing of years, and Tengwang Pavilion went through 28 times of iterative rise and fall. On October 8, 1989 (a Traditional Chinese Festival - Double-Ninth Day of the lunar year), the re-built Tengwang Pavilion for the 29th time was completed. In 2004, it was awarded national key tourist attraction, and rated as national 5A-level scenic area in 2018.